Icey Lin received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Columbia University and Harvard University. She is currently a research fellow working under the supervision of Eugene Wang. Her expertise lies in Buddhist art and architecture of medieval East Asia, especially the 8th to 12th centuries in China.

Icey's research has been supported by the Courtney Ross Arts in Education Fellowship (2022), the Khyentse Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies (2021), the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship of Nippon Foundation (2020), and the full-tuition scholarships from Columbia GSAS and Harvard GSE, among others. 

In addition to humanistic research, Icey works as a filmmaker, curator, and strategy consultant. She currently serves as Assistant to Director at Harvard CAMLab.